boatel

noun boa·tel \(ˈ)bō-¦tel\

Definition of boatel

plural

boatels

  1. 1 :  a waterside hotel equipped with docks to accommodate persons traveling by boat

  2. 2 :  a boat or ship with sleeping accommodations that is used as a hotel Want a vacation from the helm but not keen on chain hotels? Relax aboard these floating boatels. — Mary Kate Hogan, Boating, February 1998 A 50-foot houseboat, the boatel is meant for weekend groups but is available by the night in the off-season … — John Morthland, Travel & Leisure, March 1997

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Origin and Etymology of boatel

blend of boat and hotel


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